Lower divorce rates in the past weren’t an indication of happier marriages, but of fewer options for people in unhappy ones, especially women.
Of Maa and Her Movies
'It is about the sophistication she tries to buy, with her wardrobe full of muted, monochrome tussar sarees and the mid-length blouse pieces to wear on the body she …
Reading ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’: A Mirror to Women’s Societal Status
A short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman published in 1892 still resonates today when it comes to women and mental health.
Monogamish: Is Exclusivity in Marriage Overrated?
Changing times and evolving dynamics of modern love might just require a monogamish solution.
Romanticising Loneliness and the Odds
A poem on the forced idea of marriage and companionship, and how happiness is largely subjective.
My Daughter’s Wedding
A poem on how a mother worries about how her daughter, who is about to tie the knot, will deal with life after marriage and its myriad complexities.
A Suitable Boy
An IRS officer on the travails and pitfalls of navigating the great Indian marriage market.
All the Darkness We Cannot See: A Story That Everyone Hears and No One Tells
My personal experience on gaslighting – a tale we all hear and yet barely acknowledge publicly.